President Biden signed a new whistleblower law that significantly increases the risk and cost of whistleblower claims for domestic and overseas financial services institutions that must be cognizant of anti-money laundering laws and regulations.
Compliance or internal audit departments frequently carry out audits intended to assure that business partners in an organization have policies and procedures that are effective for maintaining corporate compliance and consistent with myriad laws.
Form U5 defamation cases are on the rise, with a reported 24% increase over the filing period from 2019 to 2020. Firms should take certain proactive steps to fully understand their duties, reduce risk, and avoid costly litigation.
On July 24, 2020, the FDIC published a Final Rule regarding Section 19 of the Federal Deposit Insurance Act, 12 U.S.C. § 1829 (“Section 19”), which restricts hiring at FDIC-insured depository institutions, such as FDIC member banks.